First Name: John Edward
Last Name: McCurdy
Sport: Trap Shooting
Inductee Type: Athlete
Year Inducted: 1981
Home Town: Antigonish
County: Antigonish County

John Edward McCurdy was born in Antigonish, Nova Scotia and was one of the province’s best trap shooters. After collecting a substantial amount of silverware in Canada and the United States, he returned home in 1952 and founded the Cape Breton Gun Club.

John McCurdy was elected to the Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame in 1981.


• Top 10 in the 1966 Canadian Championships
• Scored a 98/100 in a major competition in Chicago
• Winner of top honours in 1921 New York Cup
• Winner of top honours in 1955 Florida championship
• 1950 and 1951: 3rd in the New York Cup
• 1950-1951: 3rd in the North American Championships
• 1925 and 1935: top honours in Montreal
• Founder of the Cape Breton Gun Club, 1952
• Winner of the Cape Breton Island Trap title, 1959